The Castle Gymnasium is home to many teams and, over the years, many generations of memories. Certified athletic trainer Heather Berry has the task of keeping those winning memories by maintaining healthy athletes of HPA throughout their academic careers.
Berry's office is along the main hallway, across from the locker rooms and in the space once filled with racks of helmets, pads, uniforms, and assorted other gear of HPA's football teams from the 1960s and '70s.
Padded training tables, whirlpool baths, cabinets of supplies and Berry's computer desk fill the office, which can be occupied by as many as five student assistants working with athletes under Berry's direction. As a Certified Athletic Trainer Berry is intensely focused on forestalling injuries to her athletes.
As the National Association of Athletic Trainers notes, "the services provided by athletic trainers comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions." The American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes athletic training as a health care profession and Berry is formally trained in all aspects of athletic training.
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